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Gorgeous Retro-Style Prints Commemorate “Star Trek: The Original Series” Episodes

These prints are the third set in a series that will eventually include every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. The four prints in this series were designed by artist Juan Ortiz who describes his inspiration for each print.

Episode 44: The Trouble With Tribbles. “The Enterprise is metaphorically bleeding Tribbles,” says Ortiz. “I wanted the poster to be fun and colorful, and hopefully [to] make people smile.”

Episode 36: Catspaw. Here the artist wanted a stark, bold look, with the Enterprise in the cat’s mouth. Says Ortiz, “I think that’s the playful part, sort of a ‘look what the cat dragged in’ moment. Staring out the window and seeing empty eyes reflecting back at you creates that eerie feeling.”

Episode 27: The Alternative Factor. The Beatles’ musical fantasy film Yellow Submarine meets the The Who’s rock musical Tommy in this print. Ortiz notes, “Lazarus’ time ship reminded me of the Beatles’ yellow sub, so I went with that in mind and with the sea of holes representing the doorways through time.”

Episode 70: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. “Before I upset any fans,” explains Ortiz, “I intentionally flopped the colors so that the white and the black could face each other.” He adds, “I used the exact same face for both faces, which I hope demonstrates the absurdity of racism. I kept the faces as simple shapes so that the rage between the two, defined by the touches of red, would translate better.”

Each image is plate-printed on 100-pound, aqueous-coated, satin-finish paper and measures 18″ x 24′. Sign up on the waiting list now and be among the first to pre-order in mid-October for shipping at the end of the month.

See the rest of the posters after the break…

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